Viviana Chiu Sik Wu Honored as an Emerging Scholar in the Field of Nonprofit Management

Viviana Chiu Sik Wu, an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA.

The award “recognizes the potentials of the next generation of nonprofit scholars and practitioners and is designed to support the efforts of emerging scholars and practitioners to foster the dissemination of research into practice and enhance involvement in the creation of usable knowledge.”

In accepting the award, Dr. Wu stated, “I look forward to bringing more impactful research to the field and offering both strategic and critical lenses to understand how philanthropy and nonprofits interact with today’s increasingly unequal and divided society.”

Dr. Wu joined the School of Public Policy this fall. Her research interests include philanthropy and nonprofit management, inequality and place-based disadvantage, engagement, and advocacy on social media, computational methods, and text as data. She is the managing editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Dr. Wu earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management and a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.

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